Massachusetts tobacco tax campaign launches today

Starting the week of April 12, the American Heart Association is asking advocates in Massachusetts to focus their efforts on one of our key issues – raising tobacco taxes and increasing funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs.

We have created a Tobacco Taxes and Funding Toolkit that will help you build an advocacy campaign to make a difference by pushing policies that will help smokers quit and stop kids from ever starting.

Click here to download our Tobacco Taxes and Funding Toolkit.

We all have the power to make a difference by speaking out for policies that help build healthier communities and lives. The moving force behind policy change for the American Heart Association are You’re the Cure advocates. Advocates bring heart and stroke statistics to life by sharing their personal stories with lawmakers.

Typically, You’re the Cure advocates join at the Massachusetts State House each spring to speak to lawmakers in person. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are providing you with several ways to advocate remotely via our toolkit.

Through emails, phone calls, letters to the editor and social media, you can directly influence policy and improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents.